Donnie Darko Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Mary McDonnell

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In 1988, Donnie Darko is a high schooler with an emotional disorder. Donnie deals with regular teenage issueslike dating, family disagreements and highschool. He is called from his house one night by a giant green rabbit by the name of Frank who tells him when the world is going to end. Donnie has 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds until the tangent universe collapses and the world ends. That night, an airplane engine falls right into Donnie's room where he would have been sleeping! Visions of Frank become more frequent and he tells Donnie to commit acts of vandalism, arson and more.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia

"Donnie Darko" is a nearly indescribable mix of science fiction, teen angst, satire, horror and humor that examines what happens when a high school student is visited in his sleep by a giant evil bunny rabbit who tells him the world will end in 28 days. He tries to unlock mysteries of time travel and find his identity, while at the same time unwillingly destroys the neighborhood around him. It's a truly original work from a first-time director.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sean Stangland

This movie is a fabulous presentation of ones struggle against time, and against his own disabilities. He finds a girl whom he likes, and also has a "friend" whom is a giant rabbit. It makes very good points about time travel, and about peoples lives that could be secret.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dave

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   an adult (general) Time Travel:    -   primarily to the past Time Travel Story?    -   Yes Parody movie?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph

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